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Publix Announces A Change In Legal Team Management

Publix Announces A Change In Legal Team Management


LAKELAND, FL
Wednesday, March 6th, 2019

Publix's Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, John Attaway has announced his retirement after 21 years of service. Current Assistant General Counsel and Assistant Secretary, Merriann Metz, will succeed Attaway following his retirement on May 31, 2019.

Todd Jones, CEO and President, Publix“John started our corporate legal department and has been instrumental in developing our legal team,” said CEO Todd Jones, in a press release. “In addition, throughout his career he has taken on many additional responsibilities. I’m thankful for John’s contributions to the growth and success of Publix and wish him much happiness in the next chapter of his life.”

John Attaway, Retiring Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, PublixAttaway first joined Publix in 1997 as its Corporate Counsel. He was then promoted to General Counsel and Secretary in 2000. In 2005, Attaway was promoted again to his current role as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary.

Merriann Metz first joined Publix in 2006 as an attorney in the corporate legal department. She was promoted to Senior Attorney in 2010, to Assistant General Counsel in 2011, and to her current position of Assistant General Counsel and Assistant Secretary in 2016. Metz brings a wealth of experience to the role, having graduated from Stetson University College of Law in 2002. Prior to Publix, she also worked as an attorney with the Lowndes Drosdick law firm in Orlando, FL.

Coming off of 21 years of dedicated service, Publix has announced the retirement of its Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary John Attaway

“Merriann has a collaborative and thoughtful approach to everything she works on,” said Jones. “I’m excited to see her take this next step in her career.”

Congratulations to John Attaway and Merriann Metz on these next steps in their careers! Stay here at Deli Market News for more of the latest retail happenings.

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